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Mycotherapy - medicinal mushrooms: a new paradigm in Integrative Oncology
Sat 20 May 2017, 09:00 – 17:00 BST
We will look to understand the effect of medicinal mushrooms within integrative oncology.
Integrative oncology can be defined as the evidence based combination of conventional therapy with complementary interventions. Today there is ample research on the ability of medicinal mushrooms to modulate the immune system and improve the quality of life of cancer patients.
Join us at this exclusive event to learn more about the important work being done on the impact of medicinal mushrooms in cancer including the latest information regarding the scientific research underway on the effects of mycotherapy in integrative medicine.
Learn how mushrooms can not only reduce the toxic effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy but also improve drug outcomes.
The event will include evidence based research and trials, case studies and tested protocols. Professionals will also discuss their clinical experience in supporting cancer patients with medicinal mushrooms.
An event for practitioners and medical professionals.
- Speakers -
Patricia Peat Dip Pall C Dip UTR
Published articles and interviews
Founder Cancer Options
She is a visiting lecturer for the Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management CNELM in partnership with Middlesex University London
Visiting lecturer for the Institute for Optimum Nutrition
Medical advisor to the Yes to Life and Holly Eatwell Charities
Co-author of the Frontier Guide to Medicine with Professor Karol Sikora
Liz Butler Msc BSc Dip ION
Founder of Body Soul Nutrition
Masters degree in Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey in 2007.
Nutritional Therapist at Institute of Optimum Nutrition
Contributed to scientific papers on nutrition and cancer. Elizabeth wrote the nutrition chapter for the book Enhancing cancer care, complementary therapy and support edited by Jennifer Barraclough and published by Oxford University Press.
Catalina Fernandez Ana de Portela BSc USC
Biologist expert in Mycology and founder of Hifas da Terra medicinal mushrooms.
Catalina has been presented with a number of awards including the Prize for innovation in the XIV Edition of the National Young Entrepreneur Awards.2014, Spain and other ones for her remarkable work and visionary approach by creating biotech products of high added value from a natural resource.
Co-author of 12 medicinal mushrooms
Sue De Cesare, Executive Director of Yes to Life.
Sue has been working at Yes to Life for nearly 5 years and in that time it has been encouraging to see more people with cancer coming to the charity for support with Integrative Medicine. With a business background Sue has put her skills to good use at the charity, but more importantly she is passionate about being part of a movement that gives people a choice and helps them to support that choice and aim to get the Yes to Life name as the go to place for anyone diagnosed with cancer.
- Event Programm-
"Taking an integrative approach to cancer" - by Patricia Peat.
We will explore the role of integrative medicine and integrative oncology and the effectiveness of combining allopathic Treatments with complementary methods. Understanding the benefit of the combined protocols.
Integrative Cancer Care in the UK. We will present the new developments and background to integrative oncology in the UK. It is important for practitioners to feel empowered and informed about the current updates in this field.
Using Medicinal mushrooms alongside orthodox treatments : therapeutic medicinal mushrooms can be used in combination therapy. We will look to see how medicinal mushrooms can be used as secondary support therapy to sustain the body’s defences, reduce toxicity and side effects.
"Exploring the effect of mushrooms on the cancer pathway" - by Liz Butler.
Cancer pathogenesis and development. An introduction to Cancer Stages and their development will be presented whilst explaining how mushrooms can impact and affect cancer/tumour cells at every stage of cancer development. Cancer stage developments and their multi-complex cascade of chemical switches and growth factors will be discussed. We will also review all mushroom species with medicinal interest. Mention of biochemical processes, active molecules and therapeutic dosages will also be discussed.
A case study will be presented particularly of a client with breast cancer. Type of cancer and conventional therapy will be discussed. Mention of the mushroom formulation and their bioactive components affecting tumour cells at different stage will be discussed.
"Mycotherapy: a new approach to Integrative Oncology" - by Catalina Fernandez de Ana Portela
Catalina will talk about the current clinical trials and active research that have been running in Spain specifically presenting two new clinical trainings carried out through Funds from the European Union on Integrative Oncology combining medicinal mushrooms and orthodox treatments.
Catalina will also present the oncology range of formulations for lung, breast, prostate and digestive cancer support highlighting the bioactive compounds found in mushrooms. Therapeutic dosage and extraction as well as cultivation processes will be discussed.
Questions and Answers session will be taken here
"Practical Application of Mycology" - by Catalina Fernandez de Ana Portela
Practical application with protocols and live case studies will be discussed. We will look at several cancer types, cancer stage developments and effects of medicinal mushrooms on the tumour cell.
Q&A sessions after each presentation
An exclusive networking session with the speakers will be held for practitioners at 5 pm. Numbers to this event are limited (see ticket options).
A healthy lunch and refreshments are included in the ticket price and all attendees will take home a goody bag.
Tickets for this event are non-refundable
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